Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Association of Southern African National Road Agencies

ASANRA Lilongwe Malawi D

Association of Telecommunication Enterprises of the Andean Community

1974 Quito Ecuador D g IGOs

Association of Telemessaging Services International

ATSI 1946 Atkinson NH USA N

Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU

CAOBISCO 1959 Brussels Belgium E

Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific

AESIEAP 1975 Nonthaburi Thailand D

Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry

1972 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1982 Barcelona Spain F

Association of the Mediterranean Regulators for Electricity and Gas

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E IGOs

Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators

Med-TSO 2012 Rome Italy D

Association of the Processed Cheese Industry in the EU

1964 Brussels Belgium E

Association of University Research Parks

AURP 1986 Tucson AZ USA F

Association of University Technology Managers

AUTM 1974 Oakbrook Terrace IL USA G

Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa

WOMESA 2007 Mombasa Kenya D

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé

ARTHEMIS 1997 N Humanitarian Organizations

Association Réalités et Relations Internationales

ARRI 1973 Paris France G

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g European Union Bodies, IGOs


2013 Leiden Netherlands F

ATAF - Association internationale de transporteurs aériens

1950 Paris France D

Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea

PAL 1974 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J

Audio Engineering Society

AES 1948 New York NY USA F

Australasian Association for Engineering Education

AAEE 1989 Barton Australia G

Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council

AAGSC 1982 D

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

ACPSEM 1977 Mascot Australia G

Australasian College of Road Safety

ACRS 2013 Mawson Australia N

Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering

CHEMECA S c Conference Series

Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-Learning

ACODE 1993 Canberra Australia G

Australasian Fluids and Thermal Engineering Society

AFTES Barton Australia G

Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation


Australasian Particle Technology Society

APTS 1998 Barton Australia N

Australasian Railway Association

ARA Canberra Australia N

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation

ARRO 1996 Cannonvale Australia G

Australasian Sleep Technologists Association

ASTA 1995 Perth Australia G

Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology

ASTT 1991 Greenwood Australia G

Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology

ASCEPT Hamilton Australia G

Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

ASSTA 1988 Canberra Australia N

Australasian Sports Technology Alliance

ASTA Bundoora Australia D

Australasian Telephone Collectors Society

ATCS Moorebank Australia N

Australasian Tunnelling Society

ATS 1972 Kingston Australia G

Australasian Universities Building Education

AUBEA 1975 Adelaide Australia N

Australasian Wind Engineering Society

AWES 1985 Brisbane Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Austrian Society for Environment and Technology

Vienna Austria G

Avaaz Foundation

2007 New York NY USA F fv Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Aviation Sans Frontières

ASF International J

Aviation sans frontières, Belgique

ASF Belgium 1983 Brussels Belgium G v